In the words of Woody Harrelson’s character, Tallahassee, in the critically-acclaimed motion picture Zombieland…
BILL FUCKIN’ MURRAY.
I love Bill Murray. Everything about him. A fellow Chicago guy, and a fellow country music guy, and a BIG John Prine Guy.
With the news of John in the hospital, battling this awful Coronavirus, people have been sharing their well-wishes, and stories of how he’s impacted their lives and their careers. Everyone from Kacey Musgraves to Sturgill Simpson. But a few years back, Bill Murray recalled how John’s music literally pulled him out of a battle with depression.
While listening to John’s Great Days record, he heard “Linda Goes To Mars,” and according to Bill, that was the “beginning of the return.”
Gotta love it.
Get well soon John, country music needs you. The fans need you, the artists need you, and even the mythical Bill Murray needs you too.
By the way, here’s the latest on John from his wife Fiona:
I need to clarify what I mean by “John is stable”. That is not the same as improving. There is no cure for Covid-19. He needs our prayers and love – as do the thousands of others who are critically ill. Stay at home. Wash your hands. We love you.